Sunday night is popcorn night at our house! When we started our journey to a more frugal and healthier life style, microwave popcorn was one of the first things to go. I’d bought an air popper a while back (in a moment of nostalgia) but barely used it. My husband didn’t like the air popper popcorn, and I had to agree. For some reason it seemed soggy and wanted to melt between your teeth instead of having that nice crunch. Then a friend told me that you can put popcorn in a paper bag and microwave it. How brilliant!
This is sooooo much cheaper and healthier than store bought microwave popcorn. It has that wonderful crunch, and you can control the amount of butter and salt it has on it. I’m ditching my air popper and freeing up some space in my cupboard!
All you need is a paper bag, 1/4 of a cup of popcorn kernels, butter and salt, or what ever seasonings you like.
Put 1/4 of a cup of popcorn kernels into a paper bag and fold down the top. Place the bag right side up in a microwave for ABOUT 2 minutes. I set the timer for 2 1/2 minutes and listen closely. When the popping slows down to 3 to 4 seconds between pops I stop the microwave. Microwaves are different so times will vary. Pour your popped corn into a bowl, pour some melted butter over the top and sprinkle on some salt. If you want to get a little wild, here is a link to seven homemade popcorn seasoning recipes. (some savory and some sweet!)
You can use the same bag to pop more than one batch if you want more popcorn. So simple, yummy, healthy, and cheap. 😀
Happy Popcorn Night!